Mike Bond advises public and private companies and institutional equity investors on private equity and other M&A transactions including takeover offers, strategic investments, and joint ventures, often with an international dimension.


Mr. Bond's representative transactions include advising:

  • Agility on the US$4.1 billion sale of its Global Integrated Logistics (GIL) business to DSV Panalpina

  • Ares on the acquisition of the Exemplar Health Care Group, a UK provider of high-dependency nurse-led care for adults

  • Onex Partners V on its investment in Convex Group Limited, a specialty property and casualty insurance company headquartered in Bermuda

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its investment in a consortium with KIRKBI Invest and Blackstone, to acquire Merlin Entertainments PLC, a UK-based leisure and entertainment company

  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its investment in a consortium with Apax Partners, Warburg Pincus International, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, to acquire Inmarsat PLC, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services

  • La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its partnership with Generation Investment Management LLP and investment in FNZ, a global fintech company

  • Onex Corporation in connection with its acquisition of KidsFoundation, a leading Dutch childcare provider 

  • The Carlyle Group on the €10.1 billion acquisition by Carlyle and GIC of AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business 

  • Leonard Green & Partners on the acquisition of CPA Global from Cinven
  • The Carlyle Group and The Nature’s Bounty Co. on the £1.77 billion sale of Holland & Barrett
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board on its acquisition of an approximate 48% stake in GlobalLogic Inc. 
  • Onex Corporation on its acquisition of Parkdean Resorts
  • The Carlyle Group on its US$700 million acquisition of Dealogic, a provider of software and data platforms to the investment banking industry
  • Onex Corporation on its €3.75 billion acquisition of SIG Combibloc Group AG, the second-largest provider of aseptic carton packaging globally 
  • Novo A/S on the sale of Archimedes Pharma, a UK-based pharmaceutical company, to ProStrakan Group, a subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co


Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • LSF, College of Law, Chester, 1990
  • LLB, University of Nottingham, 1989